Community Voice

Tuesday, 04 October, 2005

20 Assu (Samvat 537 Nanakshahi)

UNITED SIKHS Katrina Relief Team Continues to Need Your Support

To donate go to www.unitedsikhs.org/donate
To volunteer download and complete volunteer application.

New York—UNITED SIKHS would like to thank you - the volunteers, individual donors, Gurdwara sangat (congregation of the Sikh place of worship) and management committees, for your spontaneous and generous support for the UNITED SIKHS GHANAIA Katrina Relief project. In particular, we would like to thank you for your faith in our work which gave the Sikh community an opportunity to practise the principle of sarbat da bhella - service for all, regardless of race, caste, creed, religion or sexuality.

Please visit our website at www.unitedsikhs.org/katrina/ for updates on our work and read the testimonials we have received from the shelters at which we served. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has acknowledged our work in their reports. With your support the Sikh community has earned its place in the heart of the United States of America.

UNITED SIKHS GHANAIA Katrina project accounts to date (PDF: 38.4 KB).

Our relief work needs to continue in earnest, in particular to provide relief assistance to the displacement caused by hurricane Rita. We have been requested to provide medical and health assistance to displaced families, many of whom are not covered by health insurance. We are in the process of compiling a database on the resettlement of evacuees, including the Sikh families. We call upon Gurdwaras and individuals who wish to donate to send us a check payable to UNITED SIKHS to our mailing address at 28 Vesey Street, #2133, New York, NY 10007.

We would like to clarify that UNITED SIKHS has not received any money from the World Sikh Council.

Katrina Hurricane Relief Links

Issued by:
Jatinder Singh
Tel 1 704 6417015 (Toll Free: 1-888-243-1690)

Our Mission

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.